21st Century Learning

While we are an affiliate of Acton Academy--an organization based in Austin, TX and one of the leading proponents of alternative, 21st century education--there are many conversations occurring around the world at this moment, as many educators, civic leaders, and parents realize the need to revolutionize the way modern society is approaching education.  

We encourage you to ask big questions and explore the various resources we have listed below along your journey.  This website serves as only a brief introduction.  If you're ready to dig deeper, please complete our contact form to receive our expanded list of frequently asked questions.  We look forward to helping you explore our ideas about progressive education!

Articles

About Acton Academy

Acton Academy: Socrates' Antidote for Government School Hemlock - Forbes Magazine

The Education Movement You’ve Never Heard Of - Huffington Post

Inside the Schools That Want to Create the Next Mark Zuckerberg - Inc. Magazine 

Micro-schools, What the future of school might look like - 4.0 Schools

When Edtech Meets Montessori, Kids Rule Edtech - EdSurge

Progressive/Disruptive Education Thoughts

10 Reasons to Join a Micro-School - IndEd

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century - Business Insider

Collective Intelligence in Action - Laura Grace Weldon

Joy: A Subject Schools Lack - The Atlantic

Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows - Time

Why dividing us by age in school doesn’t make senseExosphere Stories

Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health IssuesRaised Good

Videos

- Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning.

- Education scientist Sugata Mitra’s inspiring vision for child-driven education.

- 13 year-old Logan LaPlante discusses how he’s hacking his education.

- Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

Disruptive Education

Virtual tour of Acton Academy

Hero's Journey

The Children's Business Fair

Books